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CYPS Registered Practitioner – Band 6

Job Reference: 327-18-450

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Acorn House
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Gloucestershire have been successful in gaining ‘Trailblazer’ status to take forward the government vision and commitment to develop integrated mental health teams in schools, Gloucestershire is developing four new Mental Health Support Teams to work with primary and secondary schools within Gloucestershire to increase access to mental health interventions for children and young people aged 5-16 years.

This brings an exciting opportunity to recruit six Band 6 qualified clinicians to join the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s) which are multi agency teams comprising of qualified Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHW’s), TiC+ Counsellors (a local charity) and Band 4/5 Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP’s). EMHP’s are a new and innovative addition to the children’s mental health workforce and as a Band 6 clinician, part of your job role will be providing formal supervision to these practitioners. To become a recognised EMHP Supervisor, you will be expected to attend a 10 day CYP/IAPT Supervisors Training course provided by the University of Exeter. Further details will be available at interview.

Key elements of the job purpose are to:

  • Deliver a range of mental health interventions within primary and secondary schools, (including special schools) in line with the key aims of the Gloucestershire Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s). This may involve group work or direct work with children/young people as well as offering specialist consultation and advice to teaching staff.
  • Undertake specified training to become a formal supervisor to a number of Band 5 Education Mental Health Practitioners who will be offering low intensity evidence based CBT interventions to children and young people
  • Be responsible and ensure the effective co-ordination of clinical care provided within schools including consideration to safeguarding and clinical risk issues where indicated
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring routine outcome monitoring is embedded within the developing Mental Health Support Teams in order to demonstrate improvements in outcomes for children, young people and parents/carers.

Do you have excellent partnership working skills?

Can you demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ approach?

Are you flexible and adaptable to change and able to adjust services and delivery over time and in response to feedback?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

We can offer you a range of opportunities to develop your specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives. Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities related to working within this work role will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Bridget Drew-Spyer, CYPS Project Implementation Manager, on 01452 894300 or email

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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